PowerFlex partners with Hydro One Limited to expand operations in Canada

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The partnership will initially focus on battery energy storage systems (BESS), starting with 20 MWh of projects in Ontario

SAN DIEGO — PowerFlex, an EDF Renewables company, and Hydro One Limited announced an agreement to jointly develop distributed energy resource (DER) solutions for the Ontario market. PowerFlex and Hydro One will begin with co-ownership of two Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) projects, totaling 20 MWh in Ontario.

PowerFlex and Hydro One form a unique partnership that combines PowerFlex’s extensive project experience with Hydro One’s local grid for seamless installation. PowerFlex is a division of EDF Renewables North America, a market-leading independent power producer and service provider with 35 years of renewable energy expertise. This partnership will help accelerate the decarbonization of energy sources, providing greater choice for customers and increasing sustainability and resilience in the region.

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PowerFlex provides a turnkey BESS that utilizes its proprietary Energy Management System (EMS), which includes computer-assisted tools to monitor, control and optimize a system’s performance. PowerFlex EMS provides users with real-time information, historical reports, asset dashboards and consolidated billing.

“EDF Renewables has a long history in Canada, and we are excited to partner with Hydro One to deliver energy solutions that will continually strengthen the grid and support Ontario residents,” said Raphael Declercq, EVP Onsite Solutions & Strategy, EDF Renewables. . “This collaboration gives PowerFlex access to key resources and relationships, resulting in optimized and smoothly installed energy solutions for our customers.

“Hydro One is committed to adopting innovative solutions to optimize our electrical grid by increasing our use of distributed energy resources,” said Jason Rakochy, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Growth, Hydro One. “Through our partnership with PowerFlex, we are providing Ontarians with another sustainable energy option while continuing to support Ontario’s goal of becoming a low-carbon economy.

About PowerFlex:

PowerFlex offers commercial and industrial customers a complete line of turnkey clean energy solutions: solar, storage, smart EV charging, microgrids and energy management systems. The company was founded in 2017 by a Caltech research group that developed patented Adaptive Load Management (ALM) technology to optimize power consumption across a large network of charging stations. PowerFlex Systems was acquired by EDF Renewables North America in 2019 and consolidated with EnterSolar, a leading commercial solar developer, in 2021 to expand its on-site solar offerings. For more information, http://www.powerflex.com.

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